ZF gets two new appointments for its HR and car chassis technology division

by Autocar Pro News Desk , 27 Jul 2018

L-R: Dr Holger Klein and Sabine Jaskula

ZF Friedrichshafen’s supervisory board has appointed Sabine Jaskula and Dr Holger Klein to the company's board of management.

Sabine Jaskula, an experienced HR manager and lawyer, will be responsible for corporate HR and legal functions from the latest January 01, 2019. In this function, she will also be in charge of compliance. Dr Holger Klein has been appointed to ZF's board of management with effect from October 1, 2018. His responsibilities will include car chassis technology and aftermarket (service and parts business). In addition, the industrial engineer will be the regional head of Asia Pacific and India, taking responsibility for customer key accounts for the passenger car business in these local markets.

Sabine Jaskula will join ZF from Continental AG where she has been employed since 2001 holding various responsible positions in Germany and abroad. After several years in China, she became head of International Assignments and a consultant for Labor Law at Continental in 2010. She was then appointed as the head of Human Resources at Continental Teves' Vehicle Dynamics business unit in 2012. In 2016, Jaskula was appointed senior vice president, HR, at ContiTech.Before joining Continental, Jaskula worked as a lawyer at an international commercial law practice as well as at Mast-Jagermeister and Preussag.

“With her expertise, we will be able to actively address the growing challenges for ZF’s HR function which result from the transformation process in the automotive and supplier industries, and thereby successfully shape change," explained Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen, chairman of the supervisory board.

Dr Holger Klein joined ZF in 2014 as head of integration management. He is said to have played an active part in the strategic re-positioning of ZF and the expansion of its international activities. In 2017, Klein was appointed head of the company’s car chassis technology Division.

In the global strategy and management consultancy leadership team, he was responsible for the automotive industry and gathered international experience during various assignments in several European countries, the U.S., China, India and Japan. Klein will manage the newly created Board of Management function from the company’s offices in Shanghai.

Explaining Klein’s appointment, Dr Franz-Josef Paefgen said, "Among other areas, Klein has helped to design the re-orientation of ZF, and as head of car chassis technology he has contributed considerably to the company's success."